Worst Shows On PBS Sprout


The Top Ten

1 Barney and Friends Barney and Friends Barney & Friends is an American children's television series aimed at children from ages 1 to 8, created by Sheryl Leach and produced by HIT Entertainment. It premiered on PBS on April 6, 1992. The series features the title character Barney, a purple anthropomorphic tyrannosaurus rex who conveys educational ...read more.

Barney is so stupid, he would beat everyone up and then his mother would put him in a time-out. He is so rude to everyone he just won't follow directions. He's so fat and purple and big enough to crush an adult. Barney is my 3rd least favorite show. he is just like dora and wow wow wubbzy. he should get shot by elmo. barney and friends is so boring, my brain gets tired. barney's favorite game is BEING CHASED BY LIONS! Would you get rid of this show? Hit is getting on my nerves!

I hate this show with a burning passion! I cannot believe that I used to watch this as a kid! He would've gave me nightmares!

Barney's voice is so annoying! He sounds like a drunk person on crack. He's also fat, because he eats junk food twice a day

Baby Bop is a crybaby. She is a dinosaur-version of Caillou and wears ballerina shoes for no reason. Maybe it's because she wants to show-off her pathetic ballerina skills? Yeah, right!

BJ is a retard, he looked creepy in the 90's. What the hell does his name stand for anyway? "Big Jerk"?

And nobody gives a crap about Riff. Not 1, 2, or 3. Not even 10 or infinity

There was a picture of Barney, Baby Bop, BJ, and the other human kids. The crew forgot to put Riff in the cast. That's just stupid


Defenetley. Ye worst show ever - vvmax

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2 Super Why Super Why Super Why! or The Reading Adventures of Super Why! is an American-Canadian children's CGI animated show developed by Angela Santomero and Samantha Freeman Alpert. The series is produced by New York City-based Out of the Blue Enterprises and Toronto-based DHX Media through its Decode Entertainment division. ...read more.

Ugh, he always messes up fairy tales. - TimmyTurner

Super Why is just a dumb 1 millimeter tall guy that saves stuff by letters. I want to squish him one day

More like pooper why

So, how was this horrible show created?
Toronto-based DHX Media decided to take some characters from traditional fairy tales, shrink them to 1 millimeter tall, and throw them into a T.V. show. They are trained to be annoying, and sent them all across North America to take over children's media.

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3 Caillou Caillou Caillou is a Canadian educational children's television series that was first shown on Télétoon and Teletoon, with its first episode airing on the former channel on September 15, 1997; the show later moved to Treehouse TV, with its final episode being shown on that channel on October 3, 2010. The ...read more.

Caillou is an embarrassment to this show, Rosie is a whining moron and everyone else is just rotten garbage! Why can a villain defeat Caillou or they can be a bully in Caillou? How can he has so many friends?!?! Does his male-pattern baldness attract bozos who don't even know life? He even has a friend who's a girl. IT'S LIKE OH MY CRUST! I would watch Sesame street than Dora and him, UGH! People who made this hideous garbage stuff, you should make better shows than about a whiny kid.

A skinhead in the making.

I feel really bad for Rosie being with that freak you call a big brother. Frankie Foster should beat this Whiny bratty kid up. Rosie is a bratty kid sometimes but she is like only 0-2 years old so I could understand. I do not understand the concept of Caillou because he whines yet never gets punished. What is wrong with the mom and the dad? I am surprised I loved this show when I was little because I never saw this freak whine or anything like that. I won't even trust him no more after that "Caillou Joins the Circus" episode. Now just give the mother a brownish golden belt and smack Caillou with it.


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4 Bob the Builder Bob the Builder Bob the Builder is a British children's animated television show created by Keith Chapman. In the original series, Bob appears in a stop motion animated programme as a building contractor, specialising in masonry, along with his colleague Wendy, various neighbours and friends, and their gang of anthropomorphised ...read more.

This fat bob is so dumb. He could never win the building contest. If he made a Lego building, he would put five Lego bricks and BOOM! He made the stupidest thing ever.

Bob the builder! Can we fix it! Bob the builder! No we can't! - SheepBuggy

Bob has these trucks that sometimes cry and whine.

More like the song to the Fat Controller that he falls off a trailer.

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5 Sesame Street Sesame Street Sesame Street is a long-running American children's television series, produced by Sesame Workshop and created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett.

Why does every Muppet on Sesame Street look either like giant prehistoric creatures, or weird-looking frogs/sloths? Why does Cookie Monster have eyes on top of his forehead?

Ignore this part on the list - TimmyTurner

Sesame street was great 30 years ago. Now it is nothing more than a politically correct Social Justice Warrior propaganda piece. Progressives have a way of destroying everything, no matter how good it once was.

I'm 11 and I still like Sesame Street. Please take it off. I'm so glad they're making a new season. - EpicJake

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6 Lazytown Lazytown LazyTown is an English-language Icelandic children's educational musical action comedy program made by an international crew and performed by a cast from Iceland, the United States and the United Kingdom.

LAZY TOWN MOVED TO SPROUT 2011 so it can be here

AW GREAT! First they are on nick jr now there on this? WHATS NEXT? HUB NETWORK? AW GREAT! Now I have given this show the idea.

You are not stupid

It's so exhausting to watch.

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7 Sid the Science Kid Sid the Science Kid Sid the Science Kid is an American half-hour CGI animated series that aired on PBS Kids from September 1, 2008 to March 25, 2013, with a total of 68 half-hour episodes produced over two seasons. The computer generated show is produced by The Jim Henson Company and then-PBS member KCET in Los Angeles, ...read more.

All the characters in this show are annoying! Sid is a whiny, selfish, spoiled brat who only cares about himself, Gerald is stupid, lame, pathetic, irritating kid who never shut up and the others are so obnoxious! Please cancel this show!

I thought this show was already cancelled in Australia, and a few other countries. - SheepBuggy

Conpletely stupid! It's not science!

8 Dragon Tales Dragon Tales Dragon Tales is a Canadian-American animated pre-school fantasy adventure children's television series created by Jim Coane and Ron Rodecker and developed by Coane, Wesley Eure, Jeffrey Scott, Cliff Ruby and Elana Lesser.

Hey why is this here get it out of here

Don't vote it awesome get it off the list

9 Make Way for Noddy

Noddy is a classic cartoon he has been around since 1949 in a children's book Noddy Goes To Toyland written by Enid Blyton who wrote all his books. Then started on television in 1955 The Adventures of Noddy.

WHO PUT THIS HERE?! - TimmyTurner

Noddy is a toys and she drives a car.

A toys? SHE?! You need to get your facts correct.

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10 Angelina Ballerina: The Nest Steps

I hate the original version because she cried literally every 5 seconds, but the new one is okay. She is too much of a drama queen.

I have watched this before I hat it I liked the old one better - toy

Was that Angelina ballerina good dances you know she a ballerina is that right.

Its suppose to be angelina ballerina the next steps. not the nest steps

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The Contenders

11 Jay Jay The Jet Plane
12 Peep and the Big Wide World Peep and the Big Wide World Peep and the Big Wide World is a Canadian–American animated children's television series created by Canadian Animator Kaj Pindal and based on the 1988 short film Peep and the Big Wide World produced by the National Film Board of Canada, which itself is based on the 1962 short film The Peep Show, also ...read more.

This show is actually pretty good. The music can be annoying but the show is simple and sweet.

Terrible! Just because it was based on a short film produced by the National Film Board of Canada doesn't mean it's any good.

Three random birds walk into a veterinary office. They then get chased by a cat, and the cat eats Chirp. They then escape from the animal hospital, and end up in a ski resort. Quack gets attacked by a wolf, and as he tries to escape, he falls into an ice-cold pond, and freezes from hypothermia. Peep then falls off a cliff and never came back.


13 Fireman Sam

What, I love Fireman Sam! To show my support, I'll torture you by singing his song:

Original Series Lyrics:
When he hears the fire bell chime,
Fireman Sam is there on time.
Putting on his coat and hat
In less than Seven seconds flat.
He's always on the scene, Fireman Sam!
His engine's bright and clean, Fireman Sam!
You cannot ignore,
Sam is the hero next door!
Gliding down the busy streets,
Greeting people that he meets.
Someone could be in a jam
So hurry, hurry, Fireman Sam.
He's always on the scene, Fireman Sam!
And his engine's bright and clean, Fireman Sam!
You cannot ignore,
Sam is the hero next door!

2003 and 2008 Lyrics:
When he hears that fire alarm,
Sam is always cool and calm.
If you're stuck, give him a shout,
He'll be there to help you out.
So move aside make way, for Fireman Sam!
'cause he's gonna save the day, Fireman Sam.
'cause he's brave to the core,
Sam is the hero next door!
If ...more

New (and improved) Lyrics:
When he hears the annoying bell chime,
Fireman Sam is never on time,
Putting on his coat and hat
In over seven hours flat,
He's never on the scene, Fireman Sam!
His engine's barely clean, Fireman Sam!
You should ignore,
Sam is the villain next door!
Gliding down the dangerous streets,
Rescuing cats and children from trees,
Your health could be in a jam,
So, quit right now, Fireman Sam,
You'll get tetanus, Fireman Sam,
You'll get Lyme disease, Fireman Sam,
You should ignore,
Sam is the villain next door!

2003-2008 Lyrics:
When he hears that annoying alarm,
Sam is never cool and calm,
If you're stuck, don't give out a shout,
He'll never help you out,
So, it's never okay to have Fireman Sam,
'cause he won't save the day, Fireman Sam,
'cause he's scared to the core,
Sam is the villain next door!
If there's trouble, he won't be there
Because Fireman Sam doesn't ...more

I loved this show, the 1987 original, not the 2005 or 2008 reboots - vvmax

That is disgusting. Fireman sam is okay with me but its not my favorite show of all.

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14 The Cat In the Hat Knows a Lot About That The Cat In the Hat Knows a Lot About That The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! is a Canadian/British/American co-produced animated television series that premiered August 7, 2010 on Treehouse TV in Canada, on September 6, 2010 on PBS Kids in the US and also in the UK on CITV and Cartoonito. The award-winning series is based on Random ...read more.

Is not on pbs kids sport? Is pbs kids

15 Angelina Ballerina

This should be higher
The character Angelina is bossy
Miss hodgepodge acts unlikeable (although sometimes helps the little mouslings)
The main character acts so mean to her cousin
And the characters are filled up with so much annoyance
But hey at least in some episodes they don’t act like brats

16 Poppy Cat

Finally when we're sprout gonna make a great show now finally but sadly they stopped WOW thanks a lot we have the bad shows still :(

This show was actually good, it only lasted a few years and then it cancelled though. - SheepBuggy

It's an OKAY show. Not the worst or best. I liked the theme song though

The owl is so funny this is why I like it, that and it's a nice kiddy show.

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17 Pajanimals

I remember watching this. - 23windomt

The blue duck puppet thing looks an awfully lot like Dodo (The swim-store mascot) But THIS was made by Jim Henson? If I slapped myself right now, would I feel pain? If I did it again, would I feel more pain? No! Because life is nothing anymore! - SheepBuggy

It's a very stupid show about people singing melodies and go to sleep.

Jim Henson Productions What The Hell Were You Thinking

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18 Little People

We are talking about the new 2016 cgi one. Not the original stop motion episodes and other Little People shows. - ShopkinsLover

19 Pic Me

They just photoshopped little kids' heads onto cartoon bodies.

Like the name it's pic me Witch stands for PUTTING ME IN THE TOPS TENS

What is this show even about?

What is this? This is not a show!

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20 Chloe's Closet

So boring!

This show is boring! Plus, it's got tons of ripoffs on the same damn network! Are the people at Sprout too lazy to think of anything original?

Rip off of blues clues

I would rather watch Earth to Luna! and I hate both of those shows! Even Donald Trump hates these ugly shows!

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21 Thomas and Friends Thomas and Friends Thomas & Friends is a British children's television series. In the United Kingdom, it had its first broadcast on the ITV network in Great Britain in 1984.

Take this off! - TimmyTurner

I think the express would go much faster with Connor and Caitlin pulling it instead of Gordon doing It and it would make good time also and Gordon goes way too slow to be faster

This show was creepy back then now the trains talk and the show not so creepy anymore

I think Gordon should be fired and replaced by another engine because I don't think he knows what he's doing?

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22 Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave

This is barely stupid there like 4 people in it I was like seriously dude wow add more than that and there adventures are stupid and lame that none of them have a humans what happen to them since it's just A 4 person show WOW

This show has a lack of characters presented on Sprout and this needs to end.

Who ever likes that show is a dumbass

It's the worst show ever

23 Maya The Bee Maya The Bee Maya the Bee is a German-Australian computer-animated comedy television series produced by Studio 100 Animation in association with ZDF and TF1. It is based on the character Maya the Bee introduced in 1912. This is the second animated adaptation focused on the character, after the anime Mitsubachi Māya ...read more.

The movie was fine. But this was no good

She needs to pound sand up her nose and shut her mouth.

I hate this show so much.

This is a good show

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24 Nina's World

Oh Nina needs to go to.

Nice video or closeing Caillou? Jimmy and you can go. I was just wondering Nina needs to go. Kids shows how much I only know 5?

This is a ripoff of the stupid Goodnight show.

Can't take this cap anymore

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25 Earth to Luna

This shows sucks. The reasons why are because
The theme song is super annoying.
It's a huge waste of time.
And it's a toddler version of Bill Nye the Science Guy (which is way better)

But if you like Earth to Luna, I respect your opinion as long as you respect mine.

This show insalts my favorite loud house charater!

Here is why I hate it!
1.I nevered wached it before.
2.Its crazy.
3. This show really insalts my favorite chareter from the loud house: LUNA LOUD!

This girl is so clueless I am always like hey kid wanna learn stuff? THEN GO TO SCHOOL YOU DUMB BRATTY KID THEN

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26 Kipper the Dog

Even when I was the age recommended to watch this, I found it boring! The characters are forgettable and the episodes in general are poorly made.

I am 11 and I still watch this show sometimes. It's that good of a show.

Just boring and I am 8

I used to love It but it's so slow and boring.

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27 Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

I can't believe some people think this garbage is CUTE! I hate this stupid show and I want to punch the stupid tiger in the face.

This show needs to be bombed by people who are dislikers of this darn show.

This show is by the same creators of Mr Roger's Neighborhood, which isn't a show that I've watched before, but I'm sure it's better than Daniel tiger's neighbourhood - SheepBuggy

That’s not sprout, it is pbs kids, and starts September 4, 2012.

28 Sing-it Laurie


Is there tomorrow atherosclerosis to Caillou or worst. Just don’t remember the name and I will completely tip the txoby monetary.

29 Tree Fu Tom

Bo on the go? noo

30 The Furchester Hotel

Why does sprout make so many of these puppet shows

Another spinoff of seasme street - Mrsantaclaw33033

31 Peg + Cat Peg + Cat Peg + Cat is an American/Canadian animated children's television series based on the children's book "The Chicken Problem", which was published in 2012. The series is created by Billy Aronson and Jennifer Oxley and produced by The Fred Rogers Company and 9 Story Entertainment. It debuted on most PBS ...read more.

I generally move pbs kids.

I saw this show before and the first episode I watched was very stupid. Peg is like a very annoying girl that always goes on stupid adventures. You guys know that dinosaurs don't understand U. So I don't understand how the dinosaurs listened to peg. Oh and one more thing, this is like a rip-off of dora because peg is a girl like Dora and she explorers with an animal like Dora. Peg and Dora need to be killed. So do cat and boots.

It's a kids show. It's supposed to have sht like that.


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32 Astroblast

It's the worst shows like what the heck man! They think they so excellent no they not there smoothies look so gross that the people in real life what to vomit

No! Never expose me to this god forsaken SHOW!

I have seen this as a anti-educational show.

Sprout is stupid when making shows like these and I hoped that program gets bombed.

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33 Sydney Sailboat


34 Bubble Guppies Bubble Guppies

Not on PBS! - TimmyTurner

That gives me a headache!

It's stupid and has no plot at all.

This is a Nick Jr. Show.

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35 Dora the Explorer Dora the Explorer Dora the Explorer (2000 - 2014) is an American preschool educational animated TV series created by Chris Gifford, Valerie Walsh, and Eric Weiner in which Dora goes on adventures with her friend, a monkey named Boots.

Why would this be great because Dora is trash about her little but ugly monkey who comes along and I say TAKE OUT THE MONKEY!

Dora is nickelodeon not Sprout

Dora, just eat a bag of scrubs and pound sand up your nose.

This show isn't on Sprout.

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36 Jungle Bunch Jungle Bunch The Jungle Bunch to the Rescue (also known as Les As de la Jungle à la Rescousse in French) is a French CGI animated television series. It was created by Jean-François Tosti, David Alaux, Eric Tosti and produced by TAT Productions and Master Films. The series is about Maurice, a penguin that thinks ...read more.

The characters are good and this deserves to be off the list.

The newest ones suck

I agree with the comment.

37 Noddy, Toyland Detective

I mean, it's not that bad of a show, but the original was better - TimmyTurner

Ripoff of the original series - Mrsantaclaw33033

Fake wannabe "crime" show

38 Space Racers
39 Ready Jet Go Ready Jet Go Ready Jet Go! is a CGI animated television series created by Craig Bartlett which premiered in the United States as part of the PBS Kids block on February 15, 2016 . The series is produced by Wind Dancer Films and Snee Oosh, Inc. in cooperation with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The show is aimed ...read more.

Not that, is pbs kids. Led it out

40 Sarah and Duck

The characters look like Salad Fingers rejects, and they obviously couldn't come up with a theme song since the theme song is basically just the same lyrics over and over and over, and the show is really boring. It barely has any background music, and it's usually just talking or pauses. Peg+Cat is better and I hate that show too! - SheepBuggy

How does my sister love this show? Does she love the BORING theme song or the annoying ways they talk and how Duck quacks? Or is it ugliness? Don't ask me!

I mean come on our mane character loves her be let hoodie that makes no sense what makes me lucky is diamonds and everything (except boring stuff)

It's so BORING AND BAD. But when I watch it, I laugh because of the talking inanimate objects. That doesn't mean I like it though

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41 Design Squad

hate it

It just drags on and each team hates the other and they literally act like it then they make up and stuff and the theme song is so annoying it's like blah blah blah work together blah blah blah... Design Squaaad!

More like, dumb squad. Sorry if is misspelled it.

42 Olive the Ostrich

No. - SheepBuggy


43 Today's Birthdays

Whenever The Chica Show is on, It was talking about kids' birthdays and said there hometown. When I have kids I won't let them go on Sprout or WATCH IT for there safety. This is constantly dangerous. They could've block the kid's face and say it's there birthday but don't tell where they live. What the heck was wrong with Sprout? Did they want viewers to get killed,raped,or kidnapped or something? I want to sue Sprout so badly! I also want to send a bill to Sprout about suing their company. I don't want any kid to go on Sprout. Sprout should cancel their channel. I would have been glad. They show the most annoying shows. Really? They make a show like that?! Some people don't even know these kids! People at Sprout need to learn that pedophiles and rapists and kidnappers are at foot! Are they crazy?
I am done with my rant.

Yeah, but they can say it's there birthday but they shouldn't say there hometown dumbass

This show is dangerous. Look, it says for example a boy named bobby is turning 3, now it says he lives in Jud, and And then someone kills that child. It's just dangerous

This thing is so dangerous know why It tells everything about them and where they live THE NEXT DAY

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44 Boohbah Boohbah Boohbah is a British children's television programme created by Anne Wood. It premiered on 14 April 2003 on ITV in the United Kingdom, followed by its Nick Jr.

AHH! - TimmyTurner

The same crap that made teletubbies

This show is just weird. Not bad, just boring creepy and weird. - SheepBuggy

45 Dirtgirlworld Dirtgirlworld Dirtgirlworld, stylized as dirtgirlworld, is an Australian-Canadian children's television series created by Cate McQuillen and Hewey Eustace of Mememe Productions.

Annoying orange style.

The animation is creepy and scary - Mrsantaclaw33033

The animation is creepy

P.S the animation is fake but the characters look real! - Mrsantaclaw33033

46 It's a Big Big World

It's a bear in the big blue house ripoff - Ihateschool

Not on sprout - Mrsantaclaw33033

47 The Chica Show

The most boring puppet show ever. It's not even a good looking puppet, its like a sock puppet with red pegs attached to it. - SheepBuggy

How come chica makes a weird noise and her parents talk. That makes 0% sense.

The Chica Show is absolutely horrible! The show obviosly makes no sense! Chica is a mute dumbass and does the stupidest plays ever!

Was this created by the Jim Henson company

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48 Teletubbies Teletubbies Teletubbies is a British pre-school children's television series created by Ragdoll Productions' Anne Wood CBE and Andrew Davenport, who wrote each of the show's 365 episodes .

According to a creepypasta, Teletubbies takes place in the time zone when the world has ended, and only the teletubbies (Careless about that dumb vacuum cleaner and the sun :/ ) Survived - SheepBuggy

This show scares the crap out of me! These 4 nasty dudyheads act so stupid and are so wacky. I think these jerks should be robbers and steel the diamond 3000. And if I brought a pool of sharks, these mindless people will be one of the first ones to use it.

I think these people should get beaten up by godzilla and king kong. Oh, and if they go swimming, they can get eaten by Jaws. Tinky winky is like the boss and I found out that they are all bigger than Barney. It's true.

Eat a fat baby's nose and plus your show is bombed for life.

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49 Elmo's World Elmo's World Elmo's World is a five minute-long segment shown at the end of the American children's television program Sesame Street.

Yet again another spin-off of Sesame Street, with the only character being elmo. Does anyone remember when all the Sesame Street characters were equal? Nope, not anymore. Elmo is getting more and more overrated. - SheepBuggy

When I watch Elmo, it is officially dumb and overall the worst spin off series of Sesame Street.

This is a Short on season street not a show - Mrsantaclaw33033

Sesame street was better

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50 WordGirl WordGirl WordGirl is an American children’s animated television series produced by the Soup2Nuts animation unit of Scholastic Entertainment for PBS Kids.

This show is hilarious and I'm ten! It's a great show and I mean it.

One of the ONLY good shows on PBS. I used to LOVE this show

Let's hear it for word girl!

I love this show! I'm a teen and I still watch it. The story plot are really good and engaging and one of the words actually helped me on a test. Great show. Keep it. One of the best shows on PBS kids. Right after Arthur. ���"

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